Programs

Monday Night Program:  Impressionism

Joseph Gyurcsak

Monday, March 19 2018 @ 7 pm

Joseph Gyurcsak will provide a lecture on impressionism. He will reveal the artists, subjects and methods that brought impressionism to the world.

He is the Resident Artist / Brand Manager for Blick / Utrecht Art Supplies. He is author of painting articles, instructor, juror and art materials expert. Joseph also travels extensively conducting lectures, painting demonstrations and workshops at major art institutions throughout the United States.

He paints a broad range of subject matter including interiors, still life, figure and landscape painting. He has a keen sense for capturing the essence of his subject matter with a bold and candid approach. He exhibits in galleries across the country his award winning paintings continue to pique the interest of collectors nationwide.

“My paintings express a sense of light, atmosphere and mood; they transcend the techniques that were employed to create them and breathe the very light and atmosphere they were painted in. I like to capture the fleeting moments of life; the sublime manifestations of light and color, their aesthetic influences on the subject.”

Open and Free to the Public
Ann Arbor Women Artists Hdqrs
4844 Jackson Road
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

 

Monday Night Program:  Art and Life

Lillie Park by Debra Golden

Monday, February 19 @ 7 pm

Debra Jean Golden, M.F.A., will speak on her influences, the large role teaching plays in her art and life, and what it’s like to juggle many art roles. She works in themes and and will show some of her watercolors, acrylics, book illustrations, murals, and even some theater posters and set paintings.

She identifies as an artist at large and describes her life work as “art and the meaning of life.”  She is an instructor at Washtenaw Community College in the Community Enrichment program teaching primarily watercolor and acrylic painting classes.  Debra Jean is also on staff at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor using her skills in education and the arts to infuse deeper levels of meaning to curriculum.  Her work can be found in many public and private collections in five countries including the University of Michigan and the Ypsilanti District Libraries She also works as a scenic artist for local theater groups.

Open and Free to the Public
Ann Arbor Women Artists Hdqrs
4844 Jackson Road
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Reminder to AAWA members:  Prior to this Monday Program @ 6:15 pm there will be a meeting which includes the vote for the new bylaws.

 

Monday Night Program: The Healing Power of Artistic Expression

Speaker Heather Martin

Monday, January 15 @ 7 pm

Heather Martin is the founder and director of the Youth Arts Alliance, a non- profit organization she launched in 2013.  It is a five-county art collaborative in Southeast Michigan, which serves youth between the ages of 11 and 17 who are detained in residential treatment at the Jackson County, Washtenaw County, Wayne County Youth Centers, and at the Livingston County Juvenile Court.

Each week for 36 weeks a year, about 180 youth express themselves in visual arts, creative writing, and theater.  Ninety two per cent of them plan to participate in more creative arts activities upon returning to their communities.  Youth Arts Alliance is built on the foundation that every young adult has the ability to excel if given the proper opportunity, platforms, and audience.

With the support of community artists and dedicated volunteers the Alliance has grown steadily, supported by public funds, private contributions, and grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Heather will present her ideas on the subject of inter-sectional needs of youth in the juvenile justice system and how artistic experiences offer a vehicle for healing.  Join Us!

Ann Arbor Women Artists Hdqrs
4844 Jackson Road
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Open and Free to the Public

 

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The Purpose of the AAWA is to stimulate creative expression and sharing among its members in order to continually raise the quality of the art produced.